[cryptography] OpenBSD

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Wed Dec 22 13:39:03 EST 2010


OpenBSD Founder Believes FBI Built IPsec Backdoor

But Theo de Raadt said it is unlikely that the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet protocol security code made it into the final operating system.

By Mathew J. Schwartz ,  InformationWeek

The bugs are of interest given the recent allegation made by Gregory Perry, former CTO of now-defunct Federal Bureau of Investigation contractor Network Security Technology (NetSec), that the FBI created a backdoor in the OpenBSD code base, specifically in how it implements IPsec. He also alleged that multiple developers involved in contributing code to OpenBSD were on the payroll of NetSec, and that the FBI had hired it to create the backdoors. [SNIP]

Technical explanation aside, is this vulnerability exploitable? "This is a neat attack, but also a total pain in the a-- to use, and certainly not an FBI backdoor in OpenBSD IPsec," said Ptacek. [SNIP]

http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/vulnerabilities/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228900037&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_News

 http://snipurl.com/1p4dlf

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